City of Oakdale

The City of Oakdale, California, is a charming city located in Stanislaus County, nestled in the scenic Central Valley region. Known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” Oakdale embodies a unique blend of rural charm and suburban amenities. With a population of approximately 23,000 residents, the city offers a tight-knit community atmosphere and a high quality of life. Oakdale boasts a rich agricultural heritage, surrounded by picturesque landscapes of fertile farmland and rolling hills.

The City of Oakdale was looking at opportunities of becoming more energy efficient and cost effective. This project included energy management services, lighting retrofits, HVAC equipment replacement, and installation of solar panels and arrays on city buildings and lands.

SitelogIQ worked with the City on energy efficiency measures including HVAC replacements at seven (7) sites, LED lighting retrofits at 11 sites, solar arrays at five (5) sites, and power savers. Through these various projects, Oakdale has seen firsthand energy savings of over $343,000 annually. In addition to these energy savings, this project has been focused on maximizing community engagement and safety.

As the City obtained concrete evidence of the substantial cost savings resulting from energy efficiency measures, the partnership expanded to encompass multi-facility optimization.


Rising Utility Costs & Aging Infrastructure

Rising utility costs and aging infrastructure pose significant challenges for city facilities. As utility prices continue to soar, city administrations are grappling with the burden of higher expenses. The increased costs put pressure on already constrained budgets, making it difficult to allocate sufficient funds for essential services and facility maintenance. Additionally, aging infrastructure exacerbates the problem, as outdated systems and equipment are often inefficient and prone to breakdowns, leading to further financial strain. The need to upgrade and modernize infrastructure becomes crucial to mitigate rising utility expenses and ensure the smooth functioning of city facilities.

The impact of rising utility costs and aging infrastructure extends beyond financial implications. These challenges directly affect the quality of services provided to the community. With limited funds available, cities may be forced to cut back on essential services, resulting in compromised maintenance and reduced operational efficiency of facilities. Moreover, aging infrastructure poses safety risks, which can lead to accidents and disruptions in facility operations. Addressing these issues requires proactive measures, including investments in energy-efficient technologies, infrastructure upgrades, and long-term planning to ensure sustainable and cost-effective operation of city facilities.


City Wide Lighting, HVAC, & Solar

To combat the challenges of rising utility costs and aging infrastructure in city facilities, implementing energy solutions is crucial. One effective approach is to prioritize energy efficiency upgrades. By retrofitting buildings and facilities with energy-saving technologies, the City can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills. These upgrades not only enhance cost savings but also improve the overall performance and comfort of these facilities. Additionally, the City has incorporated renewable energy sources, such as solar arrays and power savers, into their infrastructure.


Upgraded Infrastructure & Energy Savings

Generating clean and sustainable energy on-site can help offset utility costs and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, contributing to both financial and environmental benefits. Implementing energy solutions for rising utility costs and aging infrastructure in city facilities offers several benefits:

  • Cost savings: Energy efficiency upgrades and the integration of renewable energy sources reduced utility expenses, leading to significant cost savings for the City.
    Year One Annual Utility Savings: $343K
  • Improved performance: Upgraded infrastructure with energy-saving technologies enhanced the overall performance and comfort of city facilities, providing a better experience for staff and visitors.
  • Environmental sustainability: By incorporating renewable energy sources, the City reduced its carbon footprint and continues to contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
    Long-term savings: Investing in energy solutions not only provided immediate cost savings but also ensured long-term financial benefits by mitigating future utility cost increases.
    30-year Gross Project Savings: $19.5M
  • Safety and security: Upgraded aging infrastructure reduced safety risks and minimized the potential for accidents or disruptions due to faulty electrical and other potential hazards.
  • Community engagement: Implementing energy solutions serves as a model for community engagement, inspiring residents and businesses to also adopt sustainable practices and contribute to the overall energy efficiency of the City.